rabble blogs are the personal pages of some of Canada's most insightful progressive activists and commentators. All opinions belong to the writer; however, writers are expected to adhere to our guidelines. We welcome new bloggers -- contact us for details.

Wayne Roberts's blog

Wayne Roberts is best known for his leadership of the Toronto Food Policy Council during the years from 2000 to 2010. He serves on boards of several food charities and non-profits, is a visiting scholar at the University of Toronto's New College, and is the author of two books on food: [i]The No-Nonsense Guide to World Food[/i] and [i]Food for City Building; A Field Guide for Planners, Actionists and Entrepreneurs[/i]. Follow him on Twitter [url=https://twitter.com/wrobertsfood]@wrobertsfood[/url]!

Blog - Wayne Roberts's blog January 17
Image: Wayne Roberts
Wayne Roberts | If I can't eat local, sustainable and slow food, I don't want to be part of your revolution.
Blog - Wayne Roberts's blog August 17
Wayne Roberts | A conference of rural sociologists at Ryerson brings back to life a hot debate on the past and future of peasants. The future may be hiding in a bush.
Blog - Wayne Roberts's blog July 26
Image: Flickr/TORCH MAGAZINE
Wayne Roberts | The latest stats on the death toll from Canada's weak laws on drinking and driving have led to renewed demands that policing be boosted. How about we look to changing the booze culture instead?
Blog - Wayne Roberts's blog November 25
Minister of Agriculture Lawrence MacAulay
Wayne Roberts | Trudeau's public mandate letter to Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay is arguably one of the most tantalizing declarations about food policy anywhere in the world.
Blog - Wayne Roberts's blog August 11
Wayne Roberts | Bacon, loaded with fat, salt and sugar, is the methadone of foodies, but can be part of a sustainable food system.
Blog - Wayne Roberts's blog March 18
Wayne Roberts | It's taken a long time, but the powerful, yet unsung food movement is finally seeing mainstream success as Loblaws-Weston puts 'cosmetically challenged' fruit in the produce aisle.
Blog - Wayne Roberts's blog March 9
Wayne Roberts | People who think of the women's rights movement as an urban, Western trend will be surprised to learn what women in eastern Africa are cooking up to express the IWD motto, 'make it happen.'